For Americans, especially, paella, a dish that originated in the Spanish city of Valencia, has come to be an iconic representation of Spanish cuisine, not only because it uses all of the ingredients for which Spain is most famous—rice, olives, and chorizo, to name just a few-- but also because it is made in a seemingly simple, rustic way, resulting in a satisfying, one-plate meal that is perfect for sharing with family and friends.
If you're planning a backyard party, I'd love to talk with you about how we can include paella. Guests love the hands-on process of watching paella being made in the big round pan, or aro, and, of course, they love the aroma of paella cooking and digging in with gusto once it's done and served!
Whether you want paella as the star of the show or whether you'd like me to work in concert with your contracted catering company, please call me to discuss how paella can be featured at your next party.
I am cooking the paella as all the guest are watching all the process. This is an excellent opportunity for interaction and people appreciate more the dish when is time to eat